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Istanbul Cafe & Bistro

) #26 of 669 Coffee & Tea in London #1,286 of 19,254 Places to Eat in London €€ - €€€ Mediterranean, European, Turkish
Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
+44 20 7580 9142
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good35%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
Mediterranean, European, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
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LOCATION
Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a fortuitous find which we came across on our second day in London. Great breakfast, plentiful and tasty. Scrambled eggs were well cooked and set breakfasts were definitely great value and very filling. Ate dinner there too one evening, chicken kebabs were delicious....More

Thank Emt369
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely atmosphere, good service, and good prices. Fresh homemade eastern Mediterranean deliciousness. They also do hookah if that's your thing. Great place to sit down casually with friends or get takeout if staying nearby.

Thank Leocie
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This place is used by locals and regulars. The food is plentiful just not that good. Hummus was OK but lamb kebab was chewy. Service was good just missing slightly in terms of quality.

Thank BobStamford
Reviewed 6 July 2017

I came here with a friend for a weekday lunch. The service was friendly and efficient. The two-course offer is excellent value, and nibbles were provided while we were waiting for the food to arrive. We sat outside (there are tables both indoors and outdoors)...More

Thank Cicerone-Nick
Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Just finished having a lovely breakfast sitting outside on a sunny sunday morning. Extensive breakfast choices including english and turkish options. A full english comes with chips. Friendly service, good solid choice.

Thank Linz J
Reviewed 30 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely, fresh food. Friendly service. Reasonably priced. Came across this place quite by chance but it didn't disappoint at all. We enjoyed the combination meze for two which was delicious and more than enough for us both.

Thank Caroline E
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

We visited here on a Sunday lunch time, 5 of us had the meze and 1 had a salad. What can I say... each dish was fresh and tasted amazing, we were almost full when the cooked meats arrived which again were cooked to perfection...More

Thank JayneShuff
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

The Shisha is fine, the Turkish coffee is better than normal. stuffs are friendly and I enjoy the environment. It is Middle East restaurant in the Center of the london.

Thank mohamad t
Reviewed 30 May 2017

here for good Turkish breakfast, then very good scrambled eggs and smoked salmon + toast. Outside tables, WC , good service and ambience. NB Nearby Public toilets closed - boo to Westminster City Council ! PS nice small cafe round the other side of the...More

Thank jamesalloverlondon
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Food is amazing and shisha is 👌🏽 seray is one of the best managers I have seen. Great with customers. #ourlocal #sundayregulars Millz

Thank Miloni P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$5 - US$21
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
07:00 - 00:00
Monday
07:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
07:00 - 00:00
Wednesday
07:00 - 00:00
Thursday
07:00 - 00:00
Friday
07:00 - 00:00
Saturday
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Great Portland Street Station Great Portland Street | Tube Station Arcade, London W1W 5PP, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  London>  > Fitzrovia
  • Neighbourhood: Fitzrovia
  • Phone Number: +44 20 7580 9142
Description
Based just by Great Portland Street Tube and very close to Regents Park, Istanbul Cafe & Bistro has become one of the best kept secrets for Turkish cuisine in London's West End quarter. For many years now, we have been amazing customers with our range of homemade, authentic Mediterranean cuisine using traditional recipes. Whether you choose a genuine Turkish Breakfast, a two course set lunch, a selection of freshly prepared meze, fresh fish or something from the Grill; all our dishes will please you - great in taste, good value as well as exemplary service from our friendly, helpful staff.
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